10 Vegan Thanksgiving Desserts

What kind of Thanksgiving planner are you? Do you wait until the last minute and go with the flow, or do you have a detailed spreadsheet like me that includes every detail of the whole dang meal? I’m too Type A to go without planning every piece of the meal out (including what burner or oven space we have left), but in case you are still thinking about your vegan Thanksgiving desserts, I’ve rounded them all up in one place! These range from slightly more effort to super easy (those boozy truffles will be the best decision you’ve made for the meal) and go from chocolate filled to everything pumpkin. I hope these help make your Thanksgiving planning a little easier as we come up into the week ahead. Almost all of these can (more…)

Vegan Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

Crispy on the outside and gooey on the inside, these vegan chocolate crinkle cookies are the perfect ultra chocolaty cookie!

Back in high school, I was in the marching band (flute section!) and during those few years, we had a pretty tight-knit group. Between late practices, weekends at competitions and sweating out band camp in the blazing sun of August, we had a lot in common by the end of the year (sunburn, smelling bad..).  One of the main things everyone in our group loved was, of course, food! Most gatherings or hangouts revolved (more…)

Vegan Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies

Vegan caramel chocolate chip cookies get stuffed with a date vegan caramel center and plenty of chocolate. Ready in under an hour and easy as pie!

Vegan caramel chocolate chip cookies get stuffed with a date vegan caramel center and plenty of chocolate. Ready in under an hour and easy as pie!

The base for these vegan caramel chocolate chip cookies recipe was adapted from Tara O’Brady’s chocolate chip cookie recipe. I first heard about it when Tara was on the Pure Green Magazine Podcast and talked about the recipe being 30 minutes from start to finish, and one that she had obviously labored over with love. After using (more…)

Vegan Oatmeal Cookies with Chocolate Chips

Classic vegan oatmeal cookies get a sweet twist, with loads of chocolate chips, crispy edges and no chilling time required!

Classic vegan oatmeal cookies get a sweet twist, with loads of chocolate chips, crispy edges and no chilling time required!

This post is sponsored by One Degree Organics. Thank you for supporting the brands that make this space possible!

Way back in the day, I was one of those Midwest kids who was in 4-H year after year. If you grew up in the Midwest, you probably knew it as the club that all the farm kids were in, the ones who raised chickens and cows and couldn’t hang out because they had animals to tend to and whatnot. But for me, it was more about being part of a club where I was able to do a lot of different things, like build model rockets (my dad loved that one!) and experiment with a microwave muffin recipe (don’t ask for it, trust me you don’t want it). I think a lot of my love for baking started when I joined 4-H, since I almost always chose to enter into at least a few baking projects and loved the heck outta selecting recipes and finding out which ones were winners, but the oatmeal cookies that came out of one project still stick with me to this day.  They were always crisp, chewy and consistently came out just right, without any chilling or waiting necessary (i.e. perfect for an impatient baker like myself). It got to the point where they were my signature cookie and I got requests to bake them for just about everyone we knew.

Classic vegan oatmeal cookies get a sweet twist, with loads of chocolate chips, crispy edges and no chilling time required!

When I set out to make these vegan oatmeal cookies with chocolate chips, I wanted to recreate those famous 4-H cookies, but with a healthy dose of chocolate and none of the eggs and dairy that usually come along with them. Honestly, I am not an oatmeal raisin cookie fan at all and would much rather eat no cookies than a cookie with raisins in it, so oatmeal chocolate chip cookies seemed like the perfect cure! These vegan oatmeal cookies turned out just like the version I used to make and enter into the county fair, with crispy edges, a chewy center and melty chocolate chips that are just warm enough to make them a little bit addictive.  (more…)

Vegan Chocolate Cherry Cookies

Perfectly chewy vegan chocolate cherry cookies, chock full of spelt flour, dried cherries, and chocolate!

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Forgive me for two cookie recipes in one week? I figured that it would be a non-issue, but just in case it is, the ones from Sunday were breakfast cookies and these are vegan chocolate cherry cookies, so that make them totally different! In all honesty, (more…)

Fruit and Chocolate Chunk Vegan Breakfast Cookies

Perfect for snacks or on the go breakfasts, these chewy and hearty vegan breakfast cookies are filled with dried fruit, seeds, and of course, chocolate chunks!

Perfect for snacks or on the go breakfasts, these chewy and hearty vegan breakfast cookies are filled with dried fruit, seeds, and of course, chocolate chunks!

This post is sponsored by Enjoy Life Foods. Thank you for supporting the brands that make this space possible!

Summer, summer time. It’s the time of year I always feel like flies by way too quickly and always seems like a time when we deserve a break. Remember when we used to get summer breaks during the school year? It was a perfect time to reset, recuperate and just soak up the sun. While I usually try to scale back and enjoy the summer to its fullest (hence why I haven’t been posting as often), it’s easy to get caught up in the scheduling and chaos of ALL the things happening throughout the season. As a chronic overscheduler and overdoer, I’ve found that leaving a few nights or weekends open has helped immensely, especially when there is a chance for last minute happy hour drinks or a few hours free to sit on our patio to enjoy the longer days. Plus, more time to eat vegan breakfast cookies, am I right?

Perfect for snacks or on the go breakfasts, these chewy and hearty vegan breakfast cookies are filled with dried fruit, seeds, and of course, chocolate chunks!

One of the bigger things that usually keeps me grounded in a busier time of life is food. It usually nourishes and fulfills at the same time, providing energy to go out and conquer everything or just force us to slow down a take a second to really take in what’s going on in the world around us. These vegan breakfast cookies are a perfect snack that shows that a filling snack can be easy to grab and go, but can also provide freedom from worrying about grabbing something that will slow you down. I love that these cookies have a heavy dose of the good stuff, like fruit and oats, while also getting in the daily dose of chocolate chunks too.

Perfect for snacks or on the go breakfasts, these chewy and hearty vegan breakfast cookies are filled with dried fruit, seeds, and of course, chocolate chunks!

Food freedom is a funny thing in our food world today. Everything seems to be labeled as something, whether it be vegan, gluten free, organic, etc. but how much freedom do all of these labels actually give us? One of the reasons I’m partnering with Enjoy Life Foods is the quality and caliber of products they manufacture. Their chocolate chips and chocolate chunks are always consistently in my baking cabinets, providing me with chocolate morsels that are always, without a doubt, free from dairy. Not having to worry about reading through the ingredients list and finding something in there that won’t agree with me later is especially freeing. I can make chocolate chip cookies without picking through all the chocolate chips in the store? DONE. I also used Enjoy Life’s newer Seed and Fruit mix in these vegan breakfast cookies, giving them a little more heft and substance to carry me through going from yoga to work or making them easy to grab while in between meetings during the day. I’ve loved trying out and getting to know Enjoy Life and their philosophy more, they are insanely passionate about making allergy friendly products readily available and provide so much freedom from trying to decipher labels or ingredients on all of their products.

Perfect for snacks or on the go breakfasts, these chewy and hearty vegan breakfast cookies are filled with dried fruit, seeds, and of course, chocolate chunks!

Hope you are having a great weekend! We have been struggling with internet issues over here (after finally resolving some car troubles a few weeks ago) and I’m crossing my fingers it will be back soon. I’m trying to soak up the last of summer, so hope you are doing the same!

Perfect for snacks or on the go breakfasts, these chewy and hearty vegan breakfast cookies are filled with dried fruit, seeds, and of course, chocolate chunks!Perfect for snacks or on the go breakfasts, these chewy and hearty vegan breakfast cookies are filled with dried fruit, seeds, and of course, chocolate chunks!

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Fruit and Chocolate Chunk Vegan Breakfast Cookies

Course Breakfast
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 8

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

  2. In a large bowl, whisk together the rolled oats, flour, baking powder, salt, and cinnamon. Set aside.

  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the peanut butter, melted coconut oil, maple syrup, and vanilla extract. Add the peanut butter mixture to the oat mixture and stir with a spatula until combined. Fold in the fruit and seed mix and chocolate chunks until mixtures starts to come together.

  4. Scooping out by 1/4 cup, press the cookie dough into balls and flatten on the cookie sheet, until all cookies have been formed.

    Bake for 10-15 minutes, until edges are golden brown. Store in a sealed container for up to 5 days.